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6:30 PM ET, January 28, 2007

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Ryan Block:
On linking, editorial  —  It's a little late for me to enter the conversation — I'm out of town this weekend, which was supposed to be internet / work-free, sorry Veronica! — but for reference, something needs to be said on Engadget's behalf regarding Scoble's post earlier today.
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Wow, Scoble Just Threw Himself Under a Bus  —  This is related to the story below.  After his first rant, Scoble goes on another one wondering why people aren't linking to this stuff - much of which is a lot of high quality video footage of startup CEOs.  I'm not sure what the answer to that is …
Discussion: Webomatica
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Do A-list bloggers have a responsibility to link to others?  —  Sue Pollinsky (who runs the excellent Converge South conference) asks an interesting question: "Do big(ger) blogs have an obligation to smaller or newer ones to link to them?"  —  I can't speak for anyone other than myself …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:   Scoble loses it... and gets it back.  (or, Fight the real enemy: the NYT & Yahoo!)
CNN:
DAVOS: Microsoft To Set Up Online Payment System  —  DAVOS, Switzerland -(Dow Jones)- Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is developing on an online payment system that will be cheaper than credit card transactions, making it possible for companies to charge small fees for Web-based content and services they now offer for free.
DailyTech:
Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Hits Store Shelves Way Early  —  Bleeding edge AMD fans rejoice; your 3.0GHz processor has arrived  —  It appears as though the February 20th, 2007 embargo date on Athlon 64 X2 6000+ applies to everyone except DailyTech and Newegg.  Details of the last high-end Athlon 64 X2 processor …
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Ryan Stewart / TechCrunch:
Adobe's Apollo Provides New Ground For Entrepreneurs  —  Undoubtedly you've heard the term "Rich Internet Application" (RIA) with increasing frequency lately.  Sometimes you hear about it in context of Ajax, sometimes with Flash, and now even Microsoft gets talked about as having an RIA solution with "WPF/E".
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MyBlogLog Integrates Flickr  —  It hasn't always been clear how Yahoo planned to tie together its many small social media properties.  But it seems that MyBlogLog, acquired by Yahoo earlier this month (see Yahoo-MyBlogLog), is already seeing some integration with another slightly geeky Yahoo property: Flickr.
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
Open Document Plugin for Word 97-2007 proves Microsoft wrong  —  Why can't we live in a magical world where the document you email on this end can be opened on the other end, regardless of whether the recipient runs MS Word or OpenOffice or any other standards based word processor?  Want to know a secret?
Discussion: LXer Linux News
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech Main News Feed:
Life With "Penryn"  —  Intel confirms new details on "Penryn" family: SSE4, high-k dielectrics, metal gate transistors  —  A little more than six months ago we wrote an editorial about Intel's future technology after Core 2 Duo, titled "Life After Conroe."
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google TV - An Elaborate Hoax  —  A heavily produced YouTube video from Mark Erickson at "Infinite Solutions" shows users how to get in on the super-secret (and non existent) Google TV beta.  It involves sending yourself an email and then logging in and out of Gmail multiple times until a tv icon appears in the Gmail logo.
Discussion: digg
Fred / A VC:
Three Second Pre-Rolls On YouTube?  —  I went through a period where I wrote about YouTube a lot.  It was fascinating to me to watch web video take off and the lessons we all learned from YouTube's success were important.  After YouTube was purchased by Google, I kind of lost interest.
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Simon Willison / Simon Willison's Weblog:
idproxy.net: Use your Yahoo! account as an OpenID  —  In an ideal world, some or all of the sites with large user databases (Yahoo!, AOL, Google, Amazon and so on) would act as OpenID providers, allowing their users to sign in to OpenID supporting sites around the Web.
Sean Alexander / Addicted to Digital Media:
Exclusive: Vista Special Edition Launch PC Pics  —  While visiting a friend yesterday in the OEM Group at Microsoft, I spied an interesting sub-notebook on his desk.  It appeared to have a Windows Vista logo jeweled into the case and backlit in color.  My trusty camera in tow, I snapped a few pictures for your enjoyment.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
YouTube makes its power play  —  If you are Revver or Metacafe, then it has to be the happiest day of your tiny life.  YouTube, the 800-pound gorilla just validated your business model by deciding to pay their creators, a cut of the advertising action.  —  If you are Revver or Metacafe …
Guardian:
China censorship damaged us, Google founders admit  —  Jane Martinson in Davos  —  Google's decision to censor its search engine in China was bad for the company, its founders admitted yesterday.  —  Google, launched in 1998 by two Stanford University dropouts, Sergey Brin and Larry Page …
 
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